• Section of Mississippi jetties
    Section of Mississippi jetties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jetty a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jetty (Arch) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
    • Jetty (Hydraul. Engin) A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
    • Jetty A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
    • a Jetty Made of jet, or like jet in color. "The people . . . are of a jetty ."
    • v. i Jetty To jut out; to project.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jetty A projecting part of a building, especially a part that projects so as to overhang the wall below, as the upper story of a timber house, a bay-window, etc. See extract under jetty, intransitive verb
    • n jetty A projection of stone, brick, wood, or other material (but generally formed of piles), affording a convenient place for landing from and discharging vessels or boats, or serving as a protection against the encroachment or assault of the waves; also, a pier of stone or other material projecting from the bank of a stream obliquely to its course, for the purpose of directing the current upon an obstruction to be removed, as a bed of sand or gravel, or to deflect it from a bank which it tends to undermine. Important jetties are those at the mouth of the Mississippi river, constructed of willow mattresses sunk by weighting with stone, and laid along both banks of the river, to contract the current and cause it to scour out the channel. See mattress.
    • jetty To jut; project.
    • jetty To make a jetty.
    • jetty Jetting, or jutting out; swelling.
    • jetty Made of jet.
    • jetty Black as jet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jetty made of jet, or black as jet
    • n Jetty jet′i a projection: a kind of pier.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. jetée, a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. jettée, thrown out. See Jet (2).


In literature:

There is commotion and much noise at the jetty entrance.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
There was nothing left on the trolley at the end of the jetty but empty beer barrels and glass bottles.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
In the evening, when the air was fresher, they walked to the jetty to see the steamer come in.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
It was a little jetty, that looked like a lot of labour to a city man, and it remained as it was for several days.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
After this, our whisky being duly despatched, we crawled into the air again, to find we were approaching a certain jetty.
"Great Britain at War" by Jeffery Farnol
By 6 p.m. we had reached the first station, or "Gare," when we brought up alongside a jetty for the night.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
At last Preston pointed out to me a little wooden pier or jetty ahead, which he said was my landing; and the steamer soon drew up to it.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
Her sorrowful eyes, under their great jetty arches, looked out like stars through a night of storm.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
They can walk down to the jetty, to meet Sarah and her medical adviser.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Peter tossed the sampan boy all the coins he had, and left him to gibber over them as he lifted the girl to the jetty.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts

In poetry:

S.O.S., S.O.S., flashed through the air
From the wireless right down the jetty
The steward brought S.O.S. on a plate
Sausages, onions, and spaghetti.
"The Sailor's Farewell To His Horse." by Billy Bennett
By those tresses unconfined,
Wood by each Ægean wind;
By those lids whose jetty fringe
Kiss thy soft cheeks' blooming tinge;
By those wild eyes like the roe, Zoë mou, sas agapo!
"Maid Of Athens, Ere We Part" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Quoth the skipper: “Ere she floats forth;
I’m sure my pretty boat’s worth,
At least, a name as pretty.”
On her painted side he wrote it,
And the flag that o’er her floated
Bore aloft the name of Jettie.
"Voyage of the Jettie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah! stud-bred of ill-omen,
I have watched the strongest go — men
Of pith and might and muscle — at your heels,
Down the plantain-bordered highway,
(Heaven send it ne'er be my way!)
In a lacquered box and jetty upon wheels.
"The Undertaker's Horse.." by Rudyard Kipling
ADIEU, fair isle! I love thy bowers,
I love thy dark-eyed daughters there;
The cool pomegranate's scarlet flowers
Look brighter in their jetty hair.
"Lines" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Fain thro' my native solitudes I'd roam
Bathe my rude harp in my bright native streams
Twine it with flowers that bloom
But for the deserts gloom,
Or, for the long and jetty hair that gleams
O'er the dark-bosomed maid that makes the wild her home.
"Zophiel - Invocation" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

At the opposite end of the Texas beach, 406 miles by road, are the Isla Blanca Pass jetties at Port Isabel.
The Port A Jetties frame this major pass.
The Port A Jetties are among the most popular fishing spots on the coast.
Jetty .ca Features Essential Patient and Physician Resources for Critical Childbirth Complications.
But how did the Town wind up with the jetties if they were federally-built jetties .
I was put in mind of this story yesterday when I read about the waterfront residents of the Soundview Section of Montauk objecting to some damage apparently caused by the lengthening of some jetties there.
A field guide to Jetty Island's flora and fauna.
The Dia Art Foundation's 20-year lease on the Sprial Jetty site inadvertently expired in February.
South Jetty of the Columbia.
Petting zoo , Jetty Island open for summer fun.
Gabrielle Henley caught this 7 pound gafftop cagfish while fishing with her father at the Sabine Pass Jettis.
The US Coast Guard rescued two men after their boat sank about 5 miles off the Sabine Pass Jetties in Sabine , Texas, early this morning.
Scuba diving in triangle jetty winchester bay.
After more than a decade of waiting for federal funding, a jetty and a seawall will finally be built to protect Tangier Island's harbor from erosion, officials said Tuesday.
A jetty has helped along the island's southwestern side.

In science:

While decays of the Higgs boson into heavy quark pairs are problematic to be detected in the jetty environment of the LHC, decays into τ lepton pairs make this process useful at the LHC as discussed recently .
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
Of course, in view of the jetty final state, a more rigorous experimental simulation, inclu ding detector effects and hadronisation, will be useful to add further to the strength of our observation.
Summary of the Activities of the Working Group I on High Energy and Collider Physics
With the help of a thin target a ”jetty” environment could be mimicked for future beam tests.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
Electron-positron annihilation at 5 GeV no doubt is initiated by a quark antiquark pair, but their hadronization leaves little trace of jettiness.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
True, the discovery experiment of “jettiness” did occur 31 at just this cms energy.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects